After starring in the world’s longest-running musical in 2014, actor David Thaxton has had the luxury of being able to return to Les Miserables to play Javert at the Queen’s Theatre. We caught up with the actor, who has recently also starred in Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and won an Olivier Award for his role in Passion at the Donmar, to see what it’s like getting back into the swing of things in one of the world’s biggest shows. How has it been settling back into the role of Javert?
Les Misérables is a monolith of a musical that at 30 years young shows no signs of slowing down. Even on a Wednesday matinee three decades after opening in London the show received unadulterated concentration from a full house, along with a standing ovation. Part of the joy and the energy comes from the sheer commitment and devotion shown by the cast, who walk the familiar territory as though... Read more